(Republican Party News) – Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson from Iowa has introduced a brand new piece of legislation on Thursday that would block Vice President Kamala Harris from being able to use taxpayer money to fund her travel expenses until she gets off her duff and visits the border and addresses the immigration crisis happening there by releasing a report.
“We have an absolute crisis at the border, and Vice President Harris was appointed to lead the administration’s efforts on the border crisis, but it’s been 56 days, and in that time she hasn’t been to the border once,” Hinson said during an interview with Fox News on Wednesday.
“She hasn’t held a news conference on the administration’s efforts for a plan, and I think it’s time she does that,” Hinson added.
“It’s unacceptable that after nearly two months as the Administration’s so-called point person on the border crisis, Vice President Kamala Harris still hasn’t visited the Southern Border and heard directly from the brave law enforcement officers about what they are facing on the ground,” Hinson stated in a news release. “As illegal immigration has surged, cartels are emboldened, and record levels of fentanyl are pouring into our country, this crisis continues to be out of sight and out of mind for this Administration.”
“This bill will stop Vice President Harris from traveling internationally on the taxpayers’ dime until she visits the Southern Border and reports to the American people on the steps the Administration is taking to address this crisis,” she continued.
A report from WND states, the U.S.-Mexico border is still seeing unprecedented numbers of illegal aliens trying to get into our country. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has come out and slammed President Joe Biden and his administration making things worse at the border through both action and in-action.
Despite the fact this crisis has been unfolding for four months now, neither Joe Biden or Kamala Harris has gone to the border to see things for themselves. Biden actually appointed Harris to take point on this situation and solve it back in March.
Many of Harris’s critics have accused her of being “missing” at the border and instead taking trips to “bakeries in Chicago and elsewhere” instead of heading south and getting a first-hand look at the situation.
“She’s Zoomed with the Mexican president, but I think that sends the absolute wrong message to the men and women that are putting their lives on the line every day, not to mention the men and women and families that live in these communities along the border and the communities of Iowa — every state is a border state,” Hinson said.
“The See the Crisis Act seeks to bar Harris from using federal funds to pay for her travel expenses, including the use of Air Force Two and security details for travel abroad, until she goes to the border to “review the activities of the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal agencies responsible for enforcing and implementing immigration laws” and submits a report to Congress,” the WND report says.
The report the act requires would have to include a very “detailed” list of federal agencies and local supporting law enforcement officials that Harris would meet with near the border, along with any sort of plans she might have to visit the border a second time after the report is turned in.
“Harris’ report would also need to state the estimated amount of money Harris or any other government agency plans to dole out to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as part of an international aid package intended to address the humanitarian crisis,” the report adds.
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